On space-borne espresso pods


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A proper espresso coming soon to the International Space Station
#2

Coffee : Coffee Pods :: Fresh Squeezed OJ : Tang


#3

Coffee Pods or Nescafe?


#4

I am pretty sure this must be comment-bait.

Seriously.

What? You don't see a problem with loose coffee grounds screwing up every single other thing on the space station?

Wait, I missed the part where they say that "all coffee is good except for coffee pods." Because Folger's Crystals. Bait.


#5

Geez... a bit harsh for an engineering project.


#6

The best coffee is the coffee that's in my cup when I'm having breakfast.


#7

Yeah, it's kinda hard to do a bespoke cold drip through authentic Cherokee hair mesh filters in freaking SPACE.


#8

I don't know - water on one side - coffee in the middle - collection pot hooked up to space.


#9

Says the guy who drinks fancy artisanal salted coffee smile


#10

I have a Nespresso espresso machine, and I think it's pretty rad. I also think the espresso I get out of it is better than the vast majority of espresso I've ever had at hip coffee places, generic coffee places, etc. Sure, those little pods are wasteful, but I don't go through a terribly large volume of them (I'm not a fiend).


#11

Hey, it's an old diner trick to keep the coffee from tasting bitter.

http://lifehacker.com/5846428/add-a-pinch-of-salt-to-coffee-to-curb-bitterness


#12

I would love to see some sourcing on this "actual garbage" claim. I suppose the better alternative would be to train a Melbourne barista to serve artisinal single origin coffee in space?


#13

Yes! Was invented in the 1830s, 130 years early just so we could have time to perfect the technology.


#14

Works great to sweeten up green tea as well - just a few grains in a cup of green tea takes away a lot of bitterness.


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